Scheme helping young parents marks 10 years

Riverside ECHG, Acorn House, Acacia Avenue, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 6HG.'Riverside ECHG is celebarting its 10th anniversary with an event at Acorn House.''Pictured; Current staff and ex residents of Acorn House gather to celebrate its 10 year history and is continued successes.

Riverside ECHG, Acorn House, Acacia Avenue, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 6HG.'Riverside ECHG is celebarting its 10th anniversary with an event at Acorn House.''Pictured; Current staff and ex residents of Acorn House gather to celebrate its 10 year history and is continued successes.

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A SCHEME which helps teenage parents celebrated its 10th anniversary with an event at Acorn House in Bury St Edmunds.

Riverside ECHG is an organisation which helps homeless and vulnerable teenage parents. The scheme provides sheltered accommodation and teaches important life skills. Riverside has helped around 85 young parents in Bury.

Kevin Scanlon, area manager for Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex, said: “It can be difficult for young parents; they have to deal with a lot of prejudice. We help to integrate them back into the community and build confidence. There’s a large amount of job satisfaction in seeing how residents turn their lives around.”